Maria Krasnova

Maria Krasnova

Head of practice

Partner, head of the Insurance and Maritime Law practices. Maria has 20 years of experience of major litigation, including disputes in state courts, ICAC and MAC at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. She is an arbitrator of the Maritime Arbitration Commission at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (MAC), the Arbitration Center at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and the Russian Arbitration Center. 

Her main specialization is dispute resolution, international commercial arbitration and insurance.


Personally recommended by the international rating Best Lawyers 2022 in the direction of Arbitration and Mediation.


  • Representation of a company in a multijurisdictional dispute arising out of claims for recognition and enforcement of the decision of the Commercial Court of Istanbul on the recovery of insurance compensation in the amount of USD 2.5 million under a marine insurance contract. As a result of the proceedings recognition and enforcement were denied; the court took into account the arguments about violation of the terms of the agreement on the jurisdiction and dismissed the insurer’s objections. 

  • Representation of a group of Russian insurers, which were sued for RUB 450 million. As a result of a lengthy litigation, which lasted more than 6 years, the case was successfully adjudicated in favor of the insurers.
  • Representation of an insurance company in a state court and in arbitration in a series of disputes relating to the loss of geo-exploration equipment which belonged to a public sector customer due to sudden weather deterioration situation, in the amount of RUB 80 million. As a result of the proceedings the company did not have to pay the insurance indemnity on the pursuant to an exception clause in the contract (gross negligence of the policy holder).

  • Representation of a major Russian insurance company and foreign airline companies, which insured their liability, in a state court of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Proceedings started as a result of the claims of the aircraft Boeing-737 passengers seeking recovery of damages incurred in connection with the crash, with amount in dispute adding up to RUB 119 million. As a result of the proceedings the court upheld that the insurance company and foreign airline companies fulfilled all obligations to compensate the damages ex curia (out of court).